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Book Release: The Passage of Pearl: Deluxe Edition

Posted July 22, 2014 by Lynn E. O'Connacht in News / 2 Comments

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Now Available

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Pearl is in her final year at Eston University. Her days are made up of reading poetry, writing essays on poetry, thinking up essay topics on poetry, and trying not to bite people for invading her personal space. When she finds a book that could make or break her career, Pearl throws all her cautious planning in the wind. But the book has secrets of its own and Pearl will make a very tasty snack.

This deluxe edition of the novelette also contains the original draft of ‘The Passage of Pearl’, an essay on the revision process behind the story and several other extras.

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Cover Reveal: The Passage of Pearl Deluxe Edition

Posted July 5, 2014 by Lynn E. O'Connacht in News / 3 Comments

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I’ve been mentioning several Sekrit Projects on my blog for… some time now. There are a couple of reasons for that, but with this particular project it’s because I didn’t want to announce it before having everything in place. (Also just in case I ended up chickening out of things anyway.)

Everything is now in place — well, mostly — and it is time for the cover to be revealed and for me to shed some light on this particular Sekrit Project. So, without further ado, I will reveal the cover for…
Cover for The Passage of Pearl (Deluxe Edition)

 

The deluxe edition will include the final version of The Passage of Pearl, as published in Feather by Feather and Other Stories, the original versionthat disappeared forever, an essay on some of the changes I made between versions and why, a bookish daisychain and a brief peek at what else is happening within this setting.

The deluxe edition is a bit of an experiment just to see whether people like having additional material on my writing process (I like writing it!) along with other goodies and extras I can think of/get recommended that fit with some aspect of the story, so I’m excited to see how it’ll go.

(I’m also planning an edition for The Little Engine That Couldn’t which will feature essays and at least one brand-new story starring Jan.)

The Passage of Pearl Deluxe will be released in mid-to-late July.

Important note for people who’ve purchased Feather by Feather and Other Stories. If you’ve bought a copy of Feather by Feather before the release date of The Passage of Pearl, I will offer you a free copy of this deluxe edition. Please get in touch with me if you’d like a free copy of the deluxe edition of The Passage of Pearl!

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Guest Post: Author Interview with Becca Lusher

Posted March 16, 2014 by Lynn E. O'Connacht in News / 1 Comment

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Today, I’m welcoming one of my best friends, Becca Lusher, for an interview. Wherein we natter about Becca’s stories and engage in general silliness.

Becca Lusher hails from the wilds of the British Westcountry, where she runs around with her dogs, gets bossed about by cats and takes photos of views with rocks in them. She’s also been known to write occasionally to appease the rapacious appetite of her muse. Some of which she now self-publishes.
You can find Becca at WordPress.

Welcome, Becca!


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Guest Post: Author Interview with Cheryl Mahoney

Posted November 26, 2013 by Lynn E. O'Connacht in News / 3 Comments

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Fellow-blogger and friend Cheryl Mahoney from Tales of the Marvellous also published a book this month and we thought it’d be a fun thing to swap interviews and introduce people to our books. So today we’re swapping interviews! I hope you’ll have as much fun reading them as we had answering each other’s questions.

Cheryl Mahoney can’t remember when she began her love affair with stories.  She never goes anywhere (including the grocery store) without a book and a pen.  Cheryl also writes a book review blog, Tales of the Marvelous, and is on Goodreads (MarvelousTales) and Twitter (@MarvelousTales).  She has been previously published in The Ignatian, and has completed NaNoWriMo twice.

Welcome, Cheryl!


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Interview at The Bibliophibian

Posted November 22, 2013 by Lynn E. O'Connacht in News / 0 Comments

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Nikki from The Bibliophibian was kind enough to host an interview with me today.

Nikki is a dear and good friend, with a wonderful taste in books. (We were discussing that taste earlier today in another post, actually!) I always enjoy hearing what they have to say, whether about books or something else, and wish I were even half as smart, insightful and good with non-fiction words. <3

They also deserve a better introduction than I’m able to provide. (In my defence, I’m not good at introducing people on a good day and I think I might be coming down with something. 🙁 Not during Nano, body! Especially not when I’m horribly behind!) But, anyway, Nikki is lovely and their blog is well worth reading. And if you want to read the interview they did with me… You can read that here.

I hope you’ll enjoy it and Nikki’s other posts!

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Book Release: Feather by Feather and Other Stories

Posted November 1, 2013 by Lynn E. O'Connacht in News / 2 Comments

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Now Available

Cover for Feather by Feather and Other Stories by Lynn E. O'Connacht

Amazon (US, UK) Smashwords, Kobo

Feather by Feather and Other Stories is a varied collection of over 40 stories and poems. In these stories, demons struggle with their nature (and bake biscuits); a young girl faces a witch in search of the bobble hat that will save her Great-Aunt; a steam engine attempts the impossible; a student finds a book that may spell the death of her; catastrophe strikes Nightshadow and his people, testing their faith in the Stars; a mermaid learns that life above the sea offers far more than princes; ghosts howl their stories at passersby; an asexual teenager struggles with relationships and trust; and Phee… Well. Phee is Phee.

Lynn E. O’Connacht’s first collection is a kaleidoscope of tales, featuring folktale and fairytale retellings, superhero fiction, science fiction, realistic fiction and more. Sensitive, imaginative, heart-wrenching, gentle, witty, candid, and engrossing Feather by Feather and Other Stories is a powerful and enchanting selection. It also includes an explanation on how to write your own triple sestina, a self-interview and brief commentary on every piece published in the collection.

(The collection is roughly 96,500 words long, give or take how you count them. Scrivener, Word, and Smashwords all come up with different numbers.)

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Feather by Feather update

Posted October 17, 2013 by Lynn E. O'Connacht in News / 2 Comments

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News. The text 'news' underneath a big envelope. News and updates on the site.

Just a very brief little update to say that Feather by Feather is available for pre-order on Kobo for those of you who want to use Kobo/preorder. None of the other retailers offering preorders are listing it yet, so more updates might yet follow.

(Still so exciting. And the scary nerves are starting to set in now.) I also have a couple of posts that I need to schedule or write, so… Content! I shall have it!

Just not shared today because I just spammed feed readers (and dwircles and flists) with posts less than a week ago. Scheduling posts for the future. Lookit me being all organised. :O

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Feather by Feather and Other Stories Out November 1st

Posted October 10, 2013 by Lynn E. O'Connacht in News / 2 Comments

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News. The text 'news' underneath a big envelope. News and updates on the site.

It’s got a release date! It’s got a release date! (I may be slightly excited about this.) Below you’ll find the cover (in all its coloured glory, isn’t it gorgeous?) and the product description. No retailer links yet because the book hasn’t shipped there yet. (N’aaaw. I was hoping it had. I’m using Smashwords’ preorder beta option. But I’ll update the book page when they’re up and make a new post! It’ll just be a little less grand-looking.)

Anyway! Onwards to the book! :O

Coming November 1st, 2013

Cover for Feather by Feather and Other Stories by Lynn E. O'ConnachtFeather by Feather and Other Stories is a varied collection of over 40 stories and poems. In these stories, demons struggle with their nature (and bake biscuits); a young girl faces a witch in search of the bobble hat that will save her Great-Aunt; a steam engine attempts the impossible; a student finds a book that may spell the death of her; catastrophe strikes Nightshadow and his people, testing their faith in the Stars; a mermaid learns that life above the sea offers far more than princes; ghosts howl their stories at passersby; an asexual teenager struggles with relationships and trust; and Phee… Well. Phee is Phee.

Lynn E. O’Connacht’s first collection is a kaleidoscope of tales, featuring folktale and fairytale retellings, superhero fiction, science fiction, realistic fiction and more. Sensitive, imaginative, heart-wrenching, gentle, witty, candid, and engrossing Feather by Feather and Other Stories is a powerful and enchanting selection. It also includes an explanation on how to write your own triple sestina, a self-interview and brief commentary on every piece published in the collection.

(The collection is roughly 96,500 words long, give or take how you count them. Excited! Er, I am. I am excited. And next weekend is the readathon! Whoot! Good week is being had.)

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Where’d the stories go?

Posted August 25, 2013 by Lynn E. O'Connacht in News / 0 Comments

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Lynn's Projects. The text 'Lynn's Projects' next to a big quill. Updates on what I'm working on.

They’re gone! :O The stories have gone! :O :O :O

They have! I’m (admittedly very slowly) prepping to self-publish them in a collection, so I’ve decided to pull them. They’ll be unavailable for around 3 months and then they’ll re-appear, proofread yet again, in handy ebook format all collected and prettified.

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